Our courses in 2019

  • Disrupting Leaders masterclass, August, 2019, New York City (4 days)
  • Leading Disruptive Innovation, September, 2019, Metro New York (4 days)
  • Leaders workshop, October, 2019, Coastal Maine (4 days)
  • Innovation workshop for the enterprise, August, 2019, New York City (2 days)
  • Hackathon for Finance operations, September, 2019, New York City (3 days)
  • Hackathon for Cybersecurity UX, October, 2019, D.C. (3 days)
  • Customer journey mapping for e-Commerce, October, 2019, D.C. (1 day)
  • Customer journey mapping for outdoor brands, November, 2019, Maine backcountry (3 days)
  • Customer journey mapping for e-Commerce, November, 2019, Hartford (2 days)
  • Hackathon for A.I. UX, December, 2019, Boston, (3 days)

Disrupting Leaders: A Masterclass for Disruptive Innovation Leadership

Where can large, legacy enterprises start to shift their leaders’ mindset and build innovation culture and capacity?

  • August,  New York City (4 days)
  • Executive education classroom
  • $12,000/person, including breakfast, lunch, snacks, all materials, and DI  “Enterprise” membership benefits
  • $200 non-refundable deposit
  • Enrollment by application
  • [APPLY to ENROLL & REGISTER]
  • Who has attended Leading Disruptive Innovation?
    • This is a new workshop based on the faculty’s work with clients.
  • Why attend Disrupting Leaders masterclass?
    • For leaders in large organizations who face the “Disrupt or be disrupted” challenge and need strategic guidance and practical advice to lead and align their organization for sustainable innovation and growth on today’s uneven, ever-changning playing field of business.

  • Faculty – TBA / Subject to change without notice
    • Four
    • Mike
  • Guest speakers – TBA / Subject to change without notice
  • We help you innovate through disruption by identifying the value in emerging technologies, business models and resources at your organization. Combining industry thought leaders and top academic faculty, Our  Innovation leaderhip masterclass develops your understanding of a range of topics and skills to proficiently navigate a turbulent environment and emerge with a competitive advantage. Learn to think critically during a time when so many models and principles no longer apply – or work as effectively. Roll up your sleeves to solve real‐world challenges and figure out what best practices to modify or throw out, while subject matter experts and professional instructors guide you through every step. Throughout the program, you’ll build and refine your toolset while developing a unique roadmap to use in your organization.

  • Syllabus – TBA / Subject to change without notice

Leading Disruptive Innovation, September, 2019, Metro New York (4 days)

Disruption is a fact of business transformed into opportunity by leaders,

  • February, June and September, Somerset, New Jersey (4 days)
  • Office park executive education classroom
  • $4995/person, including breakfast and lunch
  • Open enrollment
  • [REGISTER TO ENROLL]
  • Who has attended Leading Disruptive Innovation?
    • We’ve had seasoned executives, raising leaders. Fortune 50 & 100 global enterprises, family businesses, spinoffs, luxury brands, 100+ year old icons, startups. Teams and iconoclasts. Chiefs of staff, directors, engineers, sales people, design thinkers. Old guards and young turks.
  • Why attend Leading Disruptive Innovation?
    • Because today’s pace of change is as slow as it will every be in the rest of your career. Because if you are not disrupting your business, someone else is.
      Because innovation can start anywhere in your company, but sustainable innovation that drives broad growth is be lead by a coherent vision of your business’ future must be made now.
      Because new ideas without informed direction and without decisive support do not become innovations.
      Because sustainable innovation starts with culture. And your culture starts with leaders.
  • Faculty – TBA / Subject to change without notice
    • Mike
    • Four
    • Owen
  • Guest speakers – TBA / Subject to change without notice
    • Executive, Fortune 100 FInance
    • Executive, Fortune 100 Technology
    • Executive, Fortune 100 Luxury
  • Our four day open enrollment course, Leading Disruptive Innovation, helps your organization innovate through disruption by identifying the value in emerging technologies, business models and resources at your organization.While most of our clients are large, global enterprises, all businesses need to embrace innovation and create culture and practices for sustainable innovation.
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  • Syllabus – TBA / Subject to change without notice
    • Travel Day
    • Day 1
    • Day 2
    • Day 3
    • Day 4

Leaders workshop, October, 2019, Coastal Maine (4 days)

The same focus as Leading Disruptive Innovation, with vetted peer, more individual attention, in a remote setting for study, reflection and practice.

  • October, 2019 – TBA / Subject to change without notice
  • Coastal Maine (4 days)
    • A private vacation home on a rocky point overlooking Casco Bay
    • Lodging choices: luxury hotel, business suite hotel, 3-star luxury inn
  • $7,000/person including workshop materials (limited rights), closed online group forum, alumnae/I discounts, event invitations, alumnae/I newsletter, access to other materials
  • Participant’s local group transportation included
  • Participant’s lodging and housekeeping amenities included
  • Participant’s Meals included
  • Participant’s fees for pre-arranged outing and events included
  • Participant’s intra-city transportation not included
  • Participant’s room service not included
    • $12,000/person with three months group online coaching
    • $20,000/person with six months one-on-one online coaching
    • Prices subject to change without notice
  • Enrollment by application (maximum 10)
  • [APPLY TO ENROLL]
  • Who has attended the Leaders Workshop?
    • This is a new workshop based on the faculty’s work with clients.
  • Why attend the Leaders Workshop?
    • You want the focus of our open enrollment course, Leading Disruptive Innovation, with vetted participants of similar responsibility, challenges and goals. You want an intimate setting for confidential study, reflection and practice with a curriculum tailored to the participants.
  • Faculty – TBA / Subject to change without notice
    • Mike
    • Four
  • Guest speakers – TBA / Subject to change without notice
    • Finance executive, Fortune 100
    • Senior experience designer, Finance
    • Founder, athletic brand & Former Head of product design, Global athletic apparel
  • Overview
    • Renew your leadership practice to help your organization innovate through disruption. Identify emerging technologies value, business models and innovation resources at your organization.
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  • Syllabus – TBA / Subject to change without notice
    • Travel Day
    • Day 1
    • Day 2
    • Day 3
    • Day 4

Innovation workshop for the enterprise, August, 2019, New York City (2 days)

An introduction to the mindsets and practices of innovating in large, hierarchical, process-oriented, private organizations.

  • August, 2019 – TBA / Subject to change without notice
  • New York City (2 days)
  • Prices – TBA / Subject to change without notice
  • $3000/person
  • Enrollment by application (maximum 20)
  • [APPLY TO ENROLL]
  • Who should attended the Leaders Workshop?
    • This is a new workshop based on the faculty’s work with clients.
  • Why attend the Leaders Workshop?
    • Leaders responsible for growth, innovation and culture who learn best in practical, hands-on exercises in small groups with one-on-one teaching tailored to their business, role, market and strategic goals.
  • Faculty – TBA / Subject to change without notice
    • Mike
    • Four
  • Guest speakers – TBA / Subject to change without notice
  • Overview
  • Syllabus – TBA / Subject to change without notice
    • Travel Day
    • Day 1
    • Day 2

Hackathon for Finance operations, September, 2019, New York City (3 days)

A practical, hands-on experience for learning innovation mindsets and practices by innovating from idea to prototype to customer validation in small teams. Focused on products, services and contexts of Finance.

  • September, 2019 – TBA / Subject to change without notice
  • New York City (3 days)
  • Prices – TBA / Subject to change without notice
  • $4,000/person
  • Enrollment by application (maximum 45)
  • [APPLY TO ENROLL]
  • Who has attended the Leaders Workshop?
    • This is a new workshop based on the faculty’s work with clients.
  • Why attend the Leaders Workshop?
    • For practical, hands-on learning of many fundamental hard and soft innovation skills (including self-managed teamwork, cross-functional collaboration, feedforward critique, and prototyping) with industry peers, tackling real customer problems tailored to roles, market and strategic goals of your business.
  • Faculty – TBA / Subject to change without notice
    • Mike
    • Four
  • Guest speakers – TBA / Subject to change without notice
  • Overview
  • Syllabus – TBA / Subject to change without notice
    • Travel Day
    • Day 1
    • Day 2
    • Day 3

Hackathon for Cybersecurity UX, October, 2019, D.C. (3 days)

A practical, hands-on experience for learning innovation mindsets and practices by innovating from idea to prototype to customer validation in small teams. Focused on products, services and contexts of cybersecurity.

  • October, 2019 – TBA / Subject to change without notice
  • Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area
  • Prices – TBA / Subject to change without notice
  • $4,000/person
  • Enrollment by application (maximum 45)
  • Enrollment by application
  • Who has attended the Leaders Workshop?
    • This is a new workshop based on the faculty’s work with clients.
  • Why attend the Leaders Workshop?
    • For practical, hands-on learning of many fundamental hard and soft innovation skills (including self-managed teamwork, cross-functional collaboration, feedforward critique, and prototyping) with industry peers, tackling real customer problems tailored to roles, market and strategic goals of your business.
  • Faculty – TBA / Subject to change without notice
    • Mike
    • Four
  • Guest speakers – TBA / Subject to change without notice
  • Overview
  • Syllabus – TBA / Subject to change without notice
    • Travel Day
    • Day 1
    • Day 2
    • Day 3

Customer journey mapping for e-Commerce, October, 2019, D.C. (1 day)

  • October, 2019 – subject to change
  • Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area (3 days)
  • Prices – TBA / Subject to change without notice
  • $900/person
  • Enrollment by application (maximum 16)
  • [APPLY TO ENROLL]
  • Who has attended the Leaders Workshop?
    • This is a new workshop based on the faculty’s work with clients.
  • Why attend the Leaders Workshop?
    • For practical, hands-on learning of the skills of a fundamental human-centered research method for developing an innovation value hypothesis. Tackling real customer problems. Tailored to roles, market and strategic goals of e-commerce.
  • Faculty – TBA / Subject to change without notice
    • Mike
    • Four
  • Guest speakers – TBA / Subject to change without notice
  • Overview
  • Syllabus – TBA / Subject to change without notice
    • Travel Day
    • Day 1
    • Day 2
    • Day 3

Customer journey mapping for outdoor brands, November, 2019, Maine backcountry (3 days)

  • November, 2019 – TBA / Subject to change without notice
  • Backcountry Maine (3 days)
  • Prices – TBA / Subject to change without notice
  • $3000/person
  • Enrollment by application (maximum 12)
  • [APPLY TO ENROLL]
  • Who has attended the Leaders Workshop?
    • This is a new workshop based on the faculty’s work with clients.
  • Why attend the Leaders Workshop?
    • For practical, hands-on learning of the skills of a fundamental human-centered research method for developing an innovation value hypothesis. Tackling real customer problems. Tailored to roles, market and strategic goals of outdoor brands.
  • Faculty – TBA / Subject to change without notice
    • Mike
    • Four
  • Guest speakers – TBA / Subject to change without notice
  • Overview
  • Syllabus – TBA / Subject to change without notice
    • Travel Day
    • Day 1
    • Day 2
    • Day 3

Customer journey mapping for e-Commerce, November, 2019, Hartford (2 days)

  • November, 2019 – TBA / Subject to change without notice
  • Metropolitan Hartford, Conn. area (2 days)
  • Prices – TBA / Subject to change without notice
  • $1800/person
  • Enrollment by application (maximum 18)
  • [APPLY TO ENROLL]
  • Who has attended the Leaders Workshop?
    • This is a new workshop based on the faculty’s work with clients.
  • Why attend the Leaders Workshop?
    • For practical, hands-on learning of the skills of a fundamental human-centered research method for developing an innovation value hypothesis. Tackling real customer problems. Tailored to roles, market and strategic goals of e-commerce.
  • Faculty – TBA / Subject to change without notice
    • Mike
    • Four
  • Guest speakers – TBA / Subject to change without notice
  • Overview
  • Syllabus – TBA / Subject to change without notice
    • Travel Day
    • Day 1
    • Day 2

Hackathon for A.I. UX, December, 2019, Boston, (3 days)

A practical, hands-on experience for learning innovation mindsets and practices by innovating from idea to prototype to customer validation in small teams. Focused on products, services and contexts of products build from A.I. capabilities.

  • December, 2019 – TBA / Subject to change without notice
  • Metropolitan Boston, Mass. area (3 days)
  • Prices – TBA / Subject to change without notice
  • $4,000/person
  • Enrollment by application (maximum 45)
  • [APPLY TO ENROLL]
  • Who has attended the Leaders Workshop?
    • This is a new workshop based on the faculty’s work with clients.
  • Why attend the Leaders Workshop?
    • For practical, hands-on learning of many fundamental hard and soft innovation skills (including self-managed teamwork, cross-functional collaboration, feedforward critique, and prototyping) with industry peers, tackling real customer problems tailored to roles, market and strategic goals of your business.
  • Faculty – TBA / Subject to change without notice
    • Mike
    • Four
  • Guest speakers – TBA / Subject to change without notice
  • Overview
  • Program – TBA / Subject to change without notice
    • Travel Day
    • Day 1
    • Day 2
    • Day 3